Daffodil Shows and Competitions 2020

Daffodil Shows and Competitions 2020

There are so many lovely daffodil shows and competition held by horticultural societies, plant societies, and gardening clubs in springtime.  I want to help you to find your local show, so I’ve compiled this calendar of daffodil shows and competitions.

NB. To quickly find all of the events held during a particular month: click on the monthly headings in red text, at the very top of the page.  

Abinger Hammer Daffodil Show.

Here are the dates and details of some of the Daffodil Shows and Competitions that will be held in 2020:

Royal Horticultural Society Daffodil Competitions and Shows

RHS Garden Rosemoor

RHS Garden Rosemoor
***CANCELLED***Rosemoor Daffodil Competition will be held on Saturday 14th March 2020 and Sunday 15th March 2020.  On Saturday, the Rosemoor Daffodil Competition will open at 11.30am after judging has finished.  The Early Camellia Competition and the Hyacinth Competition will also be held on the same weekend at Rosemoor.  The Daffodil, Camellia and Hyacinth Shows at Rosemoor are free to enter, and open to anyone who wishes to exhibit at the show. ***CANCELLED***
Information for disabled visitors to RHS Garden Rosemoor can be found here

RHS Garden Wisley

RHS Garden Wisley
***CANCELLED***The Early Daffodil Competition will be held in the Glasshouse, at RHS Garden Wisley, on Tuesday 24th March 2020 and Wednesday 25th March 2020. ***CANCELLED***
Information for disabled visitors planning to visit RHS Garden Wisley can be found by clicking here.

RHS Garden Wisley
***CANCELLED***The Daffodil Show will be held in the Pinetum Marquee, at RHS Garden Wisley, on Tuesday 7th April 2020 and Wednesday 8th April 2020.  ***CANCELLED***
Information for disabled visitors planning to visit RHS Garden Wisley can be found by clicking here.

RHS Garden Harlow Carr

***CANCELLED***The Late Daffodil Competition will be held on Saturday 2nd May 2020 and Sunday 3rd May 2020, at RHS Garden Harlow Carr, Crag Lane, Beckwithshaw, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG3 1QB. ***CANCELLED***
Information for disabled visitors can be found here.

Visiting a Horticultural Society Spring Show or a Daffodil Society Show is a rather wonderful way to make friends and see some lovely daffodils.

March 2020 Daffodil Shows and Competitions

Saturday 7th March 2020 – Alpine Garden Society’s Loughborough 2020 Show opens from 11am until 3.30pm, at Iveshead School, Forest Street, Shepshed, Loughborough, LE12 9DB.  Visitors can admire an array of spring flowering plants and purchase new plants from specialist nurseries at this show.  For all the details, please click here.

Saturday 7th March 2020Ross Shire Federation SWI Bulb and Baking Show opens at 1.30pm (the Prize Giving will be held at 4pm), at Dingwall Academy, Dingwall, Highland, Scotland, IV15 9LT.

Wednesday 11th March 2020Lavant Horticultural Society Spring Show opens at 7pm, at St Mary’s Church, Pook Lane, East Lavant, Chichester, West Sussex, PO18 0AH.

Wednesday 11th March 2020 – Winchester Horticultural Society AGM and Mini Daffodil Spring Show opens at 7.30pm, at The Winchester Club, Worthy Lane, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 7AB.

Saturday 14th March 2020 – Alpine Garden Society Kendal Show opens from 11am until 3.30pm, at Kirkbie Kendall School, Lound Road, Kendal, LA9 7EQ.  Visitors can admire an array of spring flowering plants and purchase plants from specialist nurseries at this show.  For all the details, please click here.

Saturday 14th March 2020Felpham & Middleton Horticultural Society Spring Show will be held from 2pm until 4.30pm, at St Mary’s Centre, Grassmere Close, Felpham, Bognor Regis, West Sussex, PO22 7NU.

Sunday 15th March 2020 Kent Federation of Horticultural Societies Mini Spring Show & AGM will be held at 11.30am, at Woodnesborough Village Hall, near Sandwich, Kent, CT13 0FB.  For all the details, please click here.

Tuesday 17th March 2020Harrietsham Gardening Society Spring Show opens at 7.30pm, at Harrietsham Village Hall, Church Road, Harrietsham, Maidstone, Kent, ME17 1AP.  For all the details, please click here.

Wednesday 18th March 2020 ***CANCELLED*** Sandhurst Gardening Club Daffodil Show and Carol Grubler’s talk, ‘Fuchsias’, will be held at 7.30pm, at Sandhurst Community Hall, Yorktown Road, Sandhurst, Berkshire, GU47 9BJ. ***CANCELLED***

Saturday 21st March 2020 ***CANCELLED***Alness Horticultural Society Spring Show was due to open from 1pm until 3pm, at the Perrins Centre, Alness, Ross and Cromarty, Scotland, IV17 0UN. ***PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED***

Saturday 21st March 2020 ***CANCELLED***Alpine Garden Society South West Show was due to open from 11am until 4pm, at RHS Garden Rosemoor, Great Torrington, Devon, EX38 8PH.  Visitors can admire an array of spring flowers at this lovely show and buy plants.  Today, AGS members enjoy free entry to RHS Garden Rosemoor with a valid membership card; for all the details, please click here. ***CANCELLED***

Saturday 21st March 2020  ***CANCELLED***Ellens Green and Rudgwick Gardening Association Spring Show was due to open at 2.30pm, at Ellens Green Memorial Hall, Furzen Lane, Horsham, West Sussex, RH12 3AR. ***PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED***

Saturday 21st March 2020 ***CANCELLED***Meopham Garden Society Spring Show will be held at Meopham Village Hall, Wrotham Road, Meopham, Gravesham, Kent, DA13 0AT.  The Show opens at 3pm.  For all the details, please click here. ***PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED***

Saturday 21st March 2020 ***CANCELLED*** Royal Horticultural Society of Perthshire Spring Flower Show opens from 12 noon until 4.30pm, with the Prize Giving at 4pm.  This show will be held at the Burnside Halls, Burnside, Scone, Perth, Scotland, PH2 6LP.  For all the details, please click here. ***CANCELLED***

Saturday 21st March 2020 ***CANCELLED*** West Kilbride Horticultural Society Spring Show will be held in the Village Hall, 1 Arthur Street, West Kilbride, North Ayrshire, Scotland.  The Show opens at 2pm, with the Prize Giving at 4.30pm. ***CANCELLED***

Saturday 21st March 2020 ***CANCELLED***Yapton Cottage Gardeners Spring Show opens at 2pm, at Yapton and Ford Village Hall, Main Road, Yapton, near Bognor Regis, West Sussex, BN18 0ET. ***CANCELLED***

Sunday 22nd March 2020***PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED***Jacobs Well Horticultural Society Spring Show was due be held at Jacobs Well Village Hall, Jacobs Well Road, Jacobs Well, Guildford, Surrey, GU4 7PD. •••PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED**

Sunday 22nd March 2020 ***CANCELLED**Purbrook Horticultural Society Spring Show opens from 2pm until 4pm, at Deverell Hall, London Road, Purbrook, Widley, Waterlooville, Hampshire, PO7 5JU. **CANCELLED***

Wednesday 25th March 2020Leatherhead Horticultural Society Spring Show opens at 7.30pm, at Leatherhead Parish Hall, (opposite St Mary and St Nicholas Church), Church Road, Leatherhead, Surrey, KT22 8BD.

Saturday 28th March 2020 ***CANCELLED*** Alpine Garden Society Kent Show opens from 9am until 3.30pm, at Sutton Valence School, North Street, Sutton Valence, Maidstone, Kent, ME17 3HL.  Visitors can admire spring flowers and purchase plants from specialist nurseries at this lovely show. There’s free entry for AGS members, for all the details, please click here. ***CANCELLED***

Saturday 28th March 2020 ***CANCELLED*** Alpine Garden Society Hexham Show opens from 9am until 3.30pm, at Hexham Auction Market, Tyne Green, Hexham, Northumberland, NE46 2SG.  Visitors can admire spring flowers and purchase plants from specialist nurseries at this lovely show. There’s free entry for AGS members, for all the details, please click here. ***CANCELLED***

Saturday 28th March 2020 **CANCELLED** Elstead Garden Club Spring Show has been cancelled at Elstead Village Hall, Thursley Road, Elstead, Godalming, Surrey, GU8 6DG.  This Spring Show opens to the public at 2pm, and closes at 4pm. **CANCELLED**

Saturday 28th March 2020 ***CANCELLED*** Epsom Garden Society Spring Show will be held in St Martin’s C of E Junior School, Ashley Road, Epsom, Surrey, KT18 7AD.  The Show is open to visitors from 2pm until 4.30pm. ***CANCELLED***

Saturday 28th March 2020Eynsford Gardeners Club Spring Show will be held from 2pm until 5pm, at Eynsford Village Hall, High Street, Dartford, Kent, DA4 0AA.

Saturday 28th March 2020 – Fernhurst Horticultural Society Spring Show will be held at Fernhurst Village Hall, Glebe Road, Fernhurst, Haslemere, Surrey, GU27 3EH.  The Show opens to visitors at 2pm.

Saturday 28th March 2020 – Leeds Castle and Hollingbourne Garden Society Spring Show will be held from 2pm until 4pm, at Hollingbourne Village Hall, Eyhorne Street, Hollingbourne, Maidstone, Kent, ME17 1TR.

Saturday 28th March 2020 ***PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED***Milford Horticultural Society Spring Show was due to be held at Milford Village Hall, Portsmouth Road, Milford, Godalming, Surrey, GU8 5DS.  The Show opens to visitors at 2pm, with the Prize Giving taking place at 4pm. ***PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED***

Saturday 28th March 2020Sissinghurst Flower Show Society Virtual Spring Show will be held at 2.30pm, online.  The Prize Giving will be held at 3.30pm; for all the details, please click here.

Saturday 28th March 2020 **CANCELLED** West Moors Horticultural Society Spring Show and Daffodil Championship opens to visitors at 1.30pm, at West Moors Memorial Hall, Station Road, West Moors, Ferndown, Dorset, BH22 0HS. **CANCELLED**

Saturday 28th March 2020 ***CANCELLED*** Wokingham Horticultural Association Spring Show will be held in St Paul’s Parish Rooms, Reading Road, Wokingham, Berkshire, RG41 1EH.  Doors open at 2pm and the show closes at 4pm. ***CANCELLED***

****SADLY THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED****Sunday 29th March 2020 – The Daffodil Society Mid Southern Daffodil Group Spring Show was due be held from 2.30pm to 4pm, at Gardeners’ Hall, 213 St Leonards Road, Windsor, Berkshire, SL4 3DR.****SADLY THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED****

Saturday 29th March 2020 – Isle of Wight Daffodil Society Spring Flower Show will be held at Busy Bee Garden Centre, Brading Road, Ryde, Hampshire, Isle of Wight, PO33 1QG.

Here’s Narcissus ‘Best Friend’, this daffodil was grown and exhibited by Richard Tabor. N. ‘Best Friend’ is a cultivar from Division 3 – Small-Cupped Daffodil Cultivars.

April 2019 Daffodil Shows and Competitions

Wednesday 1st April 2020 – Great Mongeham Horticultural Society Spring Show will be held in Great Mongeham Parish Hall, Mongeham Road, Great Mongeham, Deal, Kent, CT14 9LL.  This open show opens from 5pm until 9pm; for all the details, please click here.

Wednesday 1st April 2020 **CANCELLED** Horsley Garden Society Spring Show and Supper will be held at 7.30pm, at 95 The Street, West Horsley Village Hall, Leatherhead, Surrey, KT24 6DD. **CANCELLED**

Saturday 4th April 2020 ***CANCELLED*** Alpine Garden Society North Midland Show opens from 11am until 3.30pm, at The Arkwright Centre, Hardwick Drive, Arkwright Town, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S44 5BS.  Visitors can admire spring flowering plants and purchase plants at this Midlands Show.  There’s free entry for AGS members; for all the details, please click here. ***CANCELLED***

Saturday 4th April 2020 ***CANCELLED*** Alpine Garden Society Ulster Show opens from 11.30am until 4pm, at Greenmount Agricultural and Horticultural College, Muckamore, Co. Antrim, BT41 4BU.  Visitors can purchase plants from specialist growers at this show.  For all the details, please click here. ***CANCELLED***

Saturday 4th April 2020 ***CANCELLED***Ash Horticultural Society Spring Show will open at 2pm, in Ash Village Hall, Queen’s Road, Ash, Canterbury, Kent, CT3 2BG. ***CANCELLED***

Saturday 4th April 2020 *** CANCELLED***Banstead Horticultural Society Spring Show opens from 2pm until 5pm, at Banstead Community Hall, Park Road, Banstead, Surrey, SM7 3AJ. The Mayor will be presenting the prizes to the winners.  There’s free entry for Banstead Horticultural Society members, with an entry fee of just £1 for visitors.  Home-made refreshments will be available. The society are holding a raffle and a prize draw; they’ll also be a sales table. ***THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED***

Saturday 4th April 2020 – Borden & District Horticultural Society Spring Show will be held at 3pm, at Borden Village Hall, School Lane, Borden, Sittingbourne, Kent, ME9 8JS.

Saturday 4th April 2020Bramshott, Liphook & District Horticultural Society Spring Show will be held in the Church Centre, 24 Portsmouth Rd, Liphook, Hampshire, GU30 7DJ, from 2pm until 4pm. Visitors are always welcome.

Saturday 4th April 2020 Chieveley and District Gardening Club Spring Show, Chieveley Village Hall, High Street, Chieveley, near Newbury, Berkshire, RG20 8TE.  This show opens to the public at 2.30pm, with the Prize Giving held at 3.45pm.  For all the details, please click here.

Saturday 4th April 2020 ***CANCELLED*** Ewell Horticultural Association Spring Show will be held at Blenheim High School, Longmead Road, Epsom, Surrey, KT19 9BH.  The Show opens to visitors at 2.30pm and entrance is free. ***CANCELLED***

Saturday 4th April 2020 ****PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS EVENT HAS NOW BEEN CANCELLED***Ewhurst Horticultural Society Spring Show was due to be held in Ewhurst Village Hall, The Street, Ewhurst, Cranleigh, Surrey, GU6 7PX.  This show opens to visitors at 2.30pm. ***PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED***

Saturday 4th April 2020 ***CANCELLED*** Frensham and Dockenfield Horticultural Society Spring Show was due to be held in Marindin Hall, Frensham Road, Frensham, Farnham, Surrey, GU10 3DG.  This Show was due to open to visitors at 2.30pm. ***PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED***

Saturday 4th April 2020 **CANCELLED** Headley Horticultural Society Spring Show will be held at Headley Village Hall, Arford Road, Headley, Bordon, Hampshire, GU35 8LJ.  This Show opens to visitors at 2.30pm. **CANCELLED**

Saturday 4th April 2020 **CANCELLED** Muswell Hill & District Horticultural Society Spring Show will be held today at North Bank, Page Lane, Muswell Hill, London, NW10.  For all the details, please click here. **CANCELLED***

Saturday 4th April 2020 ***CANCELLED*** Thursley Horticultural Society Spring Show will be held in Thursley Village Hall, Dye House Road, Thursley, Godalming, Surrey, GU8 6QD.  This Show opens to visitors at 2.30pm, the raffle will be drawn at 4pm and Thursley Horticultural Society’s Prize Giving will be held at 4.30pm. ***CANCELLED***

Saturday 4th April 2020 ***CANCELLED*** Witley Gardening Association Spring Show will be held today, from 2.30pm at Chichester Hall, Petworth Road, Witley, Godalming, Surrey, GU8 5PL.  Visitors and new exhibitors are welcome at this Spring Show, where you’ll find a spring flowers, cookery, crafts, a photography exhibit, raffle, teas, and cake.  The Prize Giving is at 4pm, for all the details, please click here. ***CANCELLED***

Saturday 4th April 2020Pluckley with Egerton Gardening Society Spring Show and Plant Sale will be held at Pluckley Village Hall, Pluckley, Ashford, Kent, TN27 0QZ.  The doors open at 2.45pm.  There’s a raffle, tea and cake, and the Prize Giving will be held at 3.30pm.  For all the details, please click here.

Saturday 4th April 2020 and Sunday 5th April 2020 **CANCELLED*** The Royal Caledonian Horticultural Society Spring Show will be held at Saughton Park, Balgreen Road, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH11 3BQ.  This show is open to children and adults; both novice and experienced growers are encouraged to take part, for the show schedule and all the details of this show, please click here. ***CANCELLED***

Sunday 5th April 2020Cliddesden, Ellisfield, & Farleigh Wallop Horticultural Society Spring Show opens at 2pm, at Cliddesden Village Hall, Church Road, Cliddesden, Basingstoke, Hampshire, RG25 2JQ.

Sunday 5th April 2020Dorset County Spring Show opens from 2pm until 4pm, at Sunninghill School and Community Hall, Culliford Road, Dorchester, Dorset, DT1 1EB.  For all the details, please click here.

Sunday 5th April 2020 – The Surrey Chrysanthemum and Dahlia Society Daffodil Show will be held at Abinger Hammer Village Hall, Felday Road, Abinger Hammer, Abinger, Surrey, RH5 6QX.  This Daffodil Show opens at 1.30pm and closes at 4pm.

Sunday 5th April 2020 – Tilford Gardening Club Spring Show will be held at 2.30pm, at Tilford Institute, The Green, Tilford Road, Tilford, Farnham, Surrey, GU10 2DA.

Wednesday 8th April 2020Alresford & District Horticultural Society Spring Show opens at 7.30pm, at St Gregory’s Church Hall, Grange Road, Alresford, Hampshire, SO24 9NJ.

Easter Saturday 11th April 2020 ***CANCELLED*** Alpine Garden Society Cleveland Show opens from 11am until 3.30pm, at Ian Ramsey C. E. Academy, Fairfield Road, Stockton-on-Tees, TS19 7AJ.  Buy plants from specialist growers at this show.  For all the details, please click here. ***CANCELLED***

Easter Saturday 11th April 2020Churt Horticultural & Produce Society Spring Show opens at 2.30pm, at Churt Village Hall, Crossways, Churt, Farnham, Surrey, GU10 2JA.  Churt Horticultural Society will also be holding a raffle and plant sale at this Show.  The Show opens to visitors at 2.30pm.

Easter Saturday 11th April 2020 **CANCELLED***Maidstone Horticultural Society Spring Show will be held in St Nicholas Church Hall, Popular Grove, Allington, Maidstone, Kent, ME16 0DE.  This show opens from 1.30pm until 4pm. **CANCELLED**

Easter Saturday 11th April 2020 **CANCELLED** Dundee Daffodil Group’s Spring Flower Show will be held from 1pm until 4.30pm, at Boomerang Leisure Centre, 10 Kemback Street, Stobswell, Dundee, Scotland, DD4 6ET. **CANCELLED**

Easter Saturday 11th April 2020Wimborne Horticultural Society Spring Show opens from 12 noon until 4pm, at Allendale Community Centre, Hanham Road, Wimborne Minster, Wimborne, Dorset, BH21 1AS.

Easter Sunday 12th April 2020 ***CANCELLED*** Dundee Daffodil Group’s Spring Flower Show will be held from 12 noon until 3.30pm, at Boomerang Leisure Centre, 10 Kemback Street, Stobswell, Dundee, Scotland, DD4 6ET.

Wednesday 15th April 2020 ***CANCELLED*** Sandhurst Gardening Club Daffodil Show and Graham Talbot’s talk about Shrubs, will be held at 7.30pm, at Sandhurst Community Hall, Yorktown Road, Sandhurst, Berkshire, GU47 9BJ.

Saturday 18th April 2020 ***CANCELLED*** Alpine Garden Society Midland Show opens from 11am until 3.30pm, at Arden School, Station Road, Knowle, Solihull, West Midlands, B93 9PT.  Visitors have the chance to buy plants from specialist growers at this show.  For all the details, please click here. ***CANCELLED***

Saturday 18th April 2020 ***CANCELLED*** Northampton Alpine Garden Society Show and Plant Sale will be held today from 12 noon until 3pm, at  Weston Favell Parish Hall (NB, this is not the church hall), Booth Lane South, Northampton, Northamptonshire, NN3 3NS.  There’s free entry to this show and plant sale.  For all the details, please click here. ***CANCELLED***

Saturday 18th April 2020 **CANCELLED** Chiddingfold Horticultural Society Spring Show will be held today at Chiddingfold Village Hall, Coxcombe Lane, Chiddingfold, Surrey, GU8 4QA.  The Show opens at 11.30am, and closes at 1.15pm, light lunches are available. **CANCELLED**

Saturday 18th April 2020 and Sunday 19th April 2020 ***CANCELLED*** The Daffodil Society Annual Daffodil Show will be held at Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Westbourne Road, Birmingham, B15 3TR.  For all the details, please click here.

Saturday 25th April 2020 ***CANCELLED*** Alpine Garden Society Dublin Show opens from 1.30pm until 4pm, at Cabinteely Community School, Cabinteely, Co Dublin.  Visitors can purchase plants from specialist Nurseries at this show.  For all the details, please click here. ***CANCELLED***

Saturday 25th April 2020 ***CANCELLED*** Alpine Garden Society East Lancashire Show opens from 11am until 3.30pm, at The Riverside, Whitworth Civic Hall, Market Street, Whitworth, Lancashire, OL12 8DP.  Visitors can purchase plants from specialist growers at this show.  For all the details, please click here. ***CANCELLED***

Saturday 25th April 2020 – Dorking Horticultural Society Spring Show will be held today at the North Holmwood Village Hall, 4 Parklands, Dorking, Surrey, RH5 4HQ.  For all the details, please click here.

2020 Snowdrop Garden Open Days Calendar

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2020 Daffodil Festivals, Daffodil Weekends, Daffodil Days and Daffodil Gardens to Visit

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2020 Specialist Plant Fairs, Festivals, Sales, Plant Swaps, and Seed Swaps

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